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Report: Steelers to Work Out former Bears WR Anthony Miller



The Pittsburgh Steelers will work out free agent wide receiver Anthony Miller on Tuesday, according to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network.

Miller, 27, is a former second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears. After spending his first three NFL seasons in Chicago, Miller was traded to the Houston Texans this July. He was released by Houston on Oct. 6.

In 49 career games, Miller has caught 139 passes for 1,587 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was a part-time starter for Chicago in both 2019 and 2020. His best season came in 2019, when he caught 52 passes for 656 yards and two scores.

This season with Houston, he played in two games, making one start, and caught five of 11 targets for a 45.5 catch percentage, by far the worst of his career. He gained 23 yards on those five catches, for a 4.6 yards per reception average. He averaged 11.7 yards per catch in three seasons in Chicago.

The Steelers have a need at receiver after starting slot man JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a shoulder injury on Sunday that will require surgery and is expected to end his season.

The Steelers have an open spot on their practice squad, after promoting wide receiver Cody White to the active roster on Saturday, and it appears that Miller could be ticketed for that slot if he passes his physical on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 in Houston.